The News

Press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office:

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Scott Allen Wills, Jr., 23, of Beaumont, has been sentenced to 70 years in prison following his conviction yesterday by a Jefferson County jury.

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Mike and Milly Dougay, or as their grandchildren affectionately call them, Boogie and Tootsie, have a reputation for bringing delicious cuisine and signature recipes to Southeast Texas. As the former owners of The Tamale Company and Willy Ray’s BBQ, these two know a little something about good food and fast service.

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Jefferson County announced the mailing of the 2014 tax bills Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Tax Office collects for 27 jurisdictions that include the county, cities, school districts and special districts located throughout Jefferson County. The 2014 tax levy for all 27 jurisdictions is $528,355,018. There are 152,823 different accounts on the tax roll.

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) joined by the Kountze Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, bike enthusiasts and community members Friday, Oct. 17, celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Hardin County Hike and Bike Trail.

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Leaders of CommunityBank made their rounds around Beaumont with fat checks for local charitable organizations in an effort to give back to the community that they say has supported their business throughout the years.

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